You can now better imagine the horsemen and archers in their period costumes, on their beautiful and colorful steeds dating back to the Heian period.View More The month of May in Kyoto, Introducing Matsuri
An angry Oda Nobunaga surrounded Matsunaga in Shigisan Castle and demanded his head. A tea enthusiast, he also sought a very valuable tea item that was in Matsunaga’s possession, the Hiragumo.View More MATSUNAGA HISAHIDE: DAIMYO, INFAMOUS SCHEMER, AND TEA ENTHUSIAST
War is not a glorious event, nor is it a time of bravery. War is a miserable, woeful, and agonizing period for both soldiers and civilians alike. Yet, there are countless films and books producedView More YUKIO TSUCHIYA’S FAITHFUL ELEPHANTS (1951): TRUTH OR FICTION?
There’s many reasons to try and learn Japanese. From trying to gain a deeper understanding of your favorite manga to having dreams of visiting or even moving to Japan, the list goes on and on.View More 4 Ways to Practice your Japanese
f you happen to work up an appetite after touring Kawagoe City, try to sample some of the cuisine the city is famous for including sweet potatoes, unagi (eel), and various Japanese confections.View More Kawagoe City (川越市): Where You Can Get A Glimpse of Old Japan
it’s all about the quality of the noodles or the soy sauce-marinated soft-boiled egg on top, known as “ajitsuke tamago” in Japanese.View More Los Angeles Exhibit Showcases Ramen Bowl Art
Why is the Japanese Graduation Ceremony Set in March? What is Japanese graduation like?View More Why Japanese students get the second button from their crash on graduation day?
I used to be a sake snob. Actually, I still am. But I used to be an ignorant sake snob. Now I know better.View More Why “Junmai” Sake Isn’t Better Sake
This renowned cream puff store is none other than Beard Papa’s (ビアード・パパ) of course.View More The Story of Beard Papa
Tanabata, also known as the “star festival,” takes place on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month of the yearView More Summer in Japan: Tanabata Festival
All it takes is a chance to use it regularly and a bit of effort. So dig in. I guarantee it’s worth it.Gambatte kudasai! 頑張って下さい!View More The 8 Reasons Why Japanese Is One of the Most Difficult Languages to Learn
Whenever people hear me speaking Japanese, they’re shocked. Isn’t Japanese really difficult? Even Japanese people seem to believe learning Japanese is impossible for non-natives. The truth is it’s so much easier than English.View More 5 Reasons Why Japanese Is One of the Easiest Languages to Learn